Rajnath Singh to celebrate Dussehra with BSF jawans in Rajasthan’s Bikaner
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will celebrate the festival of Dussehra with BSF jawans in Rajasthan’s Bikaner along the highly sensitive Indo-Pak border and perform ‘shastra puja’ this year.
A Home Ministry official on Sunday said, “HM Rajnath Singh will celebrate the Dussehra festival with the jawans of the Border Security Force (BSF) posted in Rajasthan’s Bikaner along the Indo-Pak border on October 19.” “Singh will also perform the ‘shastra puja’ at the Border Out Post (BOP) located at the forward areas,” the official added.
“During the two-day visit, the home minister will arrive in Bikaner on October 18, stay the night at the BOP, before celebrating the festival with the jawans on October 19,” the official informed. “He will attend a ‘Bada Khana’ (feast with the jawans) and address the security personnel,” the official concluded.
However, Rajnath Singh is expected to review the situation on the border and assess the progress in various infrastructure projects.
Last year, the home minister had celebrated Dussehra at Joshimath in Uttarakhand along the Sino-Indian border. Notably, ‘Shastra puja’ is part of the ‘Dussehra’ festival which is celebrated for the victory of Lord Ram over Ravana.